How to make my computer screen fit my monitor

Last Updated: Jan 28, 2024 by

Are you tired of your computer screen not fitting your monitor properly? Maybe the edges are cut off or the image is stretched out. Whatever the issue may be, it can be frustrating and make it difficult to use your computer. Luckily, there are some simple steps you can take to adjust your screen resolution and make your computer screen fit your monitor perfectly.

Check Your Screen Resolution

The first step is to check your current screen resolution. This will give you an idea of what settings you need to adjust. To do this, right-click on your desktop and select “Display settings” or “Screen resolution” depending on your operating system. This will bring up a window with your current screen resolution displayed.

Adjust Your Screen Resolution

If your screen resolution is not set to the recommended setting for your monitor, you will need to adjust it. In the same window, click on the drop-down menu under “Resolution” and select the recommended setting for your monitor. If you are unsure of the recommended setting, you can refer to your monitor’s manual or do a quick internet search for your specific monitor model.

Make Further Adjustments

If your screen resolution is already set to the recommended setting but your screen is still not fitting properly, you may need to make further adjustments. In the same window, click on “Advanced display settings” and then click on “Display adapter properties.” This will bring up a new window with more options for adjusting your screen resolution.

Adjust Scaling Settings

In the new window, click on the “Monitor” tab and then click on “Properties.” From here, you can adjust the scaling settings for your monitor. If your screen is too large for your monitor, you can decrease the scaling percentage. If your screen is too small, you can increase the scaling percentage. Play around with these settings until you find the perfect fit for your monitor.

Update Your Graphics Driver

If you have tried adjusting your screen resolution and scaling settings but are still having issues, it may be time to update your graphics driver. This is the software that controls your computer’s graphics card and can affect how your screen is displayed. To update your graphics driver, go to your computer manufacturer’s website or the website of your graphics card manufacturer and download the latest driver for your specific model.

Use Third-Party Software

If all else fails, you can also use third-party software to adjust your screen resolution and make it fit your monitor. There are many free and paid options available online that offer more advanced features for adjusting your screen resolution and display settings. Just be sure to do your research and choose a reputable software.

By following these steps, you can easily adjust your screen resolution and make your computer screen fit your monitor perfectly. Say goodbye to frustratingly cut-off edges and stretched out images. Enjoy your computer with a perfectly fitting screen. Have any other tips for adjusting screen resolution? Let us know in the comments.

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